ASSOCIATE HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
United Nations
GENEVA
vor 5 Tg.

Responsibilities

With delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following tasks :

  • Prepares and services the sessions of the Boards of Trustees of the Funds;
  • Engages in project management by screening, monitoring and evaluating projects administered under the two funds;
  • Researches, collects and analyzes information pertaining to human rights issues, in particular in relation to torture and forms of slavery, including from a gender perspective, from a variety of data sources;
  • Drafts recommendations on projects for the Boards of Trustees for subsequent approval by the Secretary-General and assisting in the implementation of the decisions by the Board as
  • required;
  • Undertakes assignments related to the work of the treaty bodies and their working;
  • groups, including preparing country analyses in respect of State reports to be examined;
  • Drafts correspondence for States parties, specialized agencies, other UN bodies, nongovernmental organizations;
  • Drafts, as required, lists of issues for States reports as well as concluding observations to be placed before human rights treaty bodies;
  • Prepares background notes and undertakes research concerning the preparation of general comments or recommendations;
  • Organizes and prepares background information on themes selected by treaty bodies for general discussions;
  • Drafts studies and / or reports on the emerging jurisprudence of the UN human rights treaty bodies;
  • Performs other tasks as required.
  • Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and exposure to a range of human rights issues in particular relating to torture and contemporary forms of slavery as well as human rights-

    based project management. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of

    various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and

  • manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • is conscientious and efficient in

  • meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • shows persistence when faced with difficult

    problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in

    all areas of work. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • COMMUNICATION : Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
  • demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently

    Education

    A first-level university degree in law, political science or international relations or related field is required, preferably with a specialization in human rights.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in human rights political affairs, international relations, law or related area.

    No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young

    Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment

    Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    THIS POSITION IS TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE FOR THREE (3) MONTHS, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION - SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.

  • If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
  • This temporary job opening may be limited to internal candidates, who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.
  • 16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement.
  • Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions;
  • and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-

    effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    The term sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.

    Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-

    link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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